Windows Thread, Moving Staff Home Folders in Technical; Hi All,
Quick one hopefully!
Over the summer we want to move our staff home folders to our Storage Server, ...
16th July 2008, 12:37 PM #1
Moving Staff Home Folders
Quick one hopefully!
Over the summer we want to move our staff home folders to our Storage Server, at the moment our folders reside on Server02 and the path is \\server02\homes$\staff\%username%
We want them to move to \\storage\homes$\staff\%username% i know i can do this with robocopy to keep permissions and such, but a few members of staff synchronise for offline files, how can we redirect the offlline files on the laptops so that they synchronise to the correct home folder when they return?
16th July 2008, 12:48 PM #2
- Rep Power
they should automatically redirect to the new location as offline files should get the settings frm AD, the best way for you would be to create a test staff user and try on that username first so you know what issues you will get and hopefully get tehm resolved before the final move. let us know how you get on though...
16th July 2008, 01:40 PM #3
I use scripts for this.
Robocopy will copy the NTFS permissions but it wont re-create the shares on the target server, also the users home directory will need changing in AD.
16th July 2008, 01:45 PM #4
In the past i've used Robocopy as well but i've also found using Windows backup to be very straight forward as well, simply backup the folders to a file then redirect the restore, all NTFS permissions will be maintained.
16th July 2008, 01:46 PM #5
Take the opportunity to move your home directories under one share. It solves so many problems later on.
16th July 2008, 02:22 PM #6
Give them all a floppy disk and tell them to get on with it...
16th July 2008, 02:35 PM #7
Offline files will not automatically pick up the new location.
You can either delete the offline cache on the laptop and it will then pick up the new location or you can use csccmd.exe to redirect the share.
csccmd needs to be run on the client machine and I did mine with a login script.
csccmd.exe /moveshare:\\server02\%username%$ \\server03\%username%$
Thanks to plexer from:
linkazoid (18th July 2008)
16th July 2008, 02:36 PM #8
Thanks for your replies so far, the main thing i wanted to know was what happens about offline files..
I'll test it out and let you know what happens!
16th July 2008, 11:47 PM #9
Instead of using Robocopy for moving the files i would suggest this
its much more easier to use, it moves the shared folder and all the permissions.
2 Thanks to FN-GM:
linkazoid (6th August 2008), Netman (7th August 2008)
17th July 2008, 12:01 AM #10
Time to implement DFS as well me thinks!
6th August 2008, 04:28 PM #11
Thanks for Everyones Help so far, I have move the files across without any problem and have tested the csccmd.exe and that works, but what is the easiest way of getting this on every machine? I'm not that good at writing scripts, but ok at modifying someone elses.
Please help if you can.
7th August 2008, 09:05 AM #12
You just change the settings on the user profile in activate directory (presuming you talking about home directory)
To map loads at once in the home drive area put this
If you replace server and share to you appropiate names bu leave user name it will map the home drive to the right folders. This will only work if the folders are named the same as the username though.
Did that make sense?
7th August 2008, 09:10 AM #13
Thanks Z but i know how to do that... but i dont know the best way or how to copy csccmd to all the PCs.
7th August 2008, 09:15 AM #14
not sure if its the best way but you could use a logon script
copy /y "\\server\shair\csccmd.exe" "c:\windows32\system32"
that will work, addit to any logon script and it should copy the csccmd in.
7th August 2008, 09:17 AM #15
sorry i get you now
this page wiil help
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